Stoneleigh-Burnham School will host “Paintings: Twenty Years, 1996-2016” by Greenfield artist Robert Moorhead. The exhibition spans 20 years of work executed while Moorhead was an instructor at Deerfield Academy and during his recent retirement to Greenfield.
The exhibition will open January 13 in Geissler Gallery. Moorhead will give a gallery talk at 7 p.m. on Thursday, January 19. An opening reception will be held Friday, January 20 from 5:30-7 p.m. Both the gallery talk and reception are free and open to the public. The exhibition runs until February 15.
Originally from Western Pennsylvania, in 1976, Moorhead joined the faculty at Deerfield Academy where he taught architecture, calligraphy, and design for almost 40 years. Before coming to Deerfield, Moorhead taught design, environmental art, and sculpture at Union College in Schenectady, New York. Educated at Carnegie-Mellon University, he earned his MFA in design in 1969, and then worked as a transportation designer for the Rensselaer Research Corporation in Troy, New York.
His “graphic-like” work includes paintings based on calligraphic forms, texts, symbols, geometrical shapes, and grids. More recent work explores elements of landscape. All of Moorhead’s work invites the viewer to experience a non-verbal encounter.
The Geissler Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 574 Bernardston Road, Greenfield. For more information, please call 413-774-2711 or visit sbschool.org.